This time of year is absolutely the best for food. There are always delicious dishes on the go, tasty nibbles at Christmas parties and of course the Christmas Day meal itself. I know many people like to stick to their tried and tested recipes each year, but I like to mix things up. There are so many great recipes out there and Christmas is the perfect time to try them out.
If you are stumped on what to cook in December then why not try something new? Below I have just some of my best recipes for Christmas, I hope you will find something that you want to try.
Christmas Day Breakfast Ideas
I don’t know about you, but I love getting round the table for a big family breakfast in our pjs. There’s always a bit of a chocolate Santa lingering somewhere, and I enjoy having a big hearty breakfast to get us ready for the day. These Christmas day breakfast ideas are all easy to make and the whole family will love the special treat.
A fun family breakfast! Ricotta cheese and egg on a delicious pizza crust. Add your favourite toppings and kick start the day with a meal you’ll love. Read more.
This brunch idea is light and delicious. The beauty of baked eggs is that it looks impressive and tastes amazing, but they are so simple to make. From fridge to table in under 30 minutes. Read More.
Christmas Party Food
Are you throwing a Christmas party this year? It doesn’t matter if you’re having friends and extended family over or just having a festive night with your family at home – you have to try some of these Christmas party food ideas. The are simple yet delicious, so you don’t have to spend too long in the kitchen and can enjoy your night.
A simple recipe for delicious puff pastry ham and cheese bites. Kids and adults both love them, making them perfect for savoury Christmas party snacks. Read More.
All the sweetness of icing without the heaviness of the cake. Perfect caramel frosting with chopped pecans that you can grab a piece of as you go past. Ready in just 10 minutes and your guests will go mad for them. Read More.
A fun Christmas treat to make with the kids. These are so simple to make and fun to decorate together. They’ll look great on the snacks table at your Christmas party. Read More.
This might sound mad but you have to try it. Delicious chocolate peppermint fudge with a sweet strawberry kick. A great Christmas gift or party treat. Read more.
A savoury and sweet bite that will leave your guests begging for more. Prep in just 15 minutes then leave them to bake while you enjoy the party. Cheesy bacon twists are always a crowd pleaser. Read More.
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Christmas Dinner Starters
While the roast dinner usually stays pretty much the same each year, it’s fun to get creative with the Christmas dinner starters. Do you like a classic soup starter? Or do you want to try something new this year? Give one of these simple starter recipes a go and see what you think.
A delicious starter for your Christmas dinner. Baked courgette stuffed with parmesan, breadcrumbs and fresh herbs for a light crunch. The whole family will love it. Read More.
Make your Christmas Day starter ahead of time so you just need to heat it up on the day. The perfect stress free Christmas dinner! Plus it’s full of flavour and packed with nutrients. Read more.
Do you like to tuck straight into dessert after your Christmas dinner or do you wait a while? Whatever you choose, these Christmas Day dessert ideas are sure to get you asking for seconds. Replace the Christmas pudding with one of these cake and desserts and tuck in.
A nice light dessert after a big meal. An almond and oat pie crust filled with banana, coconut cream and pomegranate for the perfect vegan dessert. Read More.
Make this pie recipe with a blender and it’ll be ready in no time at all. It is a zesty and sweet dessert that is a great alternative for those who don’t like chocolate. Read More.
The perfect sweet ice cream to serve along side your Christmas Day desserts, or simply enjoy it on its own. Crunchy jammy dodgers, soft and fluffy marshmallows all whipped into a sweet, creamy ice cream base. Read More.
A gingery, creamy pumpkin delight! These individual cheesecakes are delicious topped with cream and drizzled in salted caramel sauce. They’re best made 1-2 days in advance. Read More.
A sweet dessert that you’ll all love. Homemade ice cream is really easy to make in advance so you can enjoy a low stress Christmas dinner. Read More.
Christmas Drinks And Cocktails
If you fancy a little tipple then try some of these Christmas drink ideas. Prosecco and cocktails always go down a treat, especially at this time of year.
We are all partial to a glass of Prosecco over Christmas, but with such a wide range of Prosecco’s available how do you know which ones to buy? I’ve got a list of the best for you here. Read More.
Cooking With Christmas Leftovers
We always go a bit overboard at Christmas and end up with leftovers, but often they’re the best part. Serve them up for the next few days and make sure none of the food goes to waste. Below are a couple of my favourite recipes for leftovers, as well as some tips on how to make sure you use them correctly.
No need for your sprouts to go to waste. This one dish meal is perfect for a lazy boxing day. You could toss in some pigs in blankets if you have any left too. Read More.
Are you having trouble deciding what to do with your leftovers? If you cringe every time you have to throw good food into the garbage let me show you how it can be recycled into a good meal. Read More.